H-4B Visa Law and Legal Definition
An H-4 visa is a visa issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to spouse and children under 21 years of age of H visa holders. This visa allows immediate family members of H-1A, H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, or H-3 visa holders to lawfully come and stay in the U.S. it is a non immigrant visa.
An H-4B visa is issued at the local US consulate office of the applicant’s home country. However, if the applicant is already in the U.S., an H-4B visa can be obtained by filing Form I-539 for change of status.
H-4B visa holders are not allowed employment in U.S. Additionally, they are ineligible to get a Social Security Number. However, the visa holders can get driver’s license and open bank account and get Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for IRS tax purpose.